My name is Nada Al-Hanooti and I am running for City Council. I have lived in Dearborn since I was four years old; it is my home. I was born to immigrant parents who have dedicated their lives for their children. My father has served in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years and my mother is a full-time community volunteer. Naturally, I was inspired by my parents’ efforts and I have grown a love for my community and public service.
Along with my parents, I owe my growth to my education. As a product of Dearborn Public schools, I have learned to persevere and stand up for what is right, which is why I am here today. I am here as a community advocate-an advocate for the elderly, youth, and most importantly, for the disenfranchised.
As an educator, I have become reacquainted with the most important life values-kindness, respect, equality, and inclusiveness. These are the elementary values that define my community.
Please join me on my journey of uniting my neighbors because together we can thrive!
Environment-Dearborn has a consistent problem of littering and air pollution. Every resident has the right to not only breathe clean air but to wake up to a view of a pristine neighborhood. Maintaining street sweeping as well as placing public waste containers will improve our community’s image, as well as improving the health of our citizens.
The Ford Rouge Steel Plant in Dearborn has been responsible for hazardous chemical air emissions. Creating a program to reduce the air emission is imperative to the health of the residents, particularly in the south end.
Parks and Recreation-Dearborn parks are responsible for providing families with a safe and fun environment. Unfortunately, we have many deteriorating parks. It is important that we maintain these parks to encourage physical activity amongst our youth, as well as promoting community functions and activities.
Traffic Safety-To ensure traffic safety, I will work to enforce speed monitors, not only on main roads but at residential areas. I will work with the Dearborn police department to enforce stop signs in areas in need.